GRE Word List

POTENTIAL

existing in possibility : capable of development into actuality

The meaning of the word potential is existing in possibility : capable of development into actuality.

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madrigala medieval short lyrical poem in a strict poetic form
garnerto gather into storage
alchemya medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life
dilapidateddecayed, deteriorated, or fallen into partial ruin especially through neglect or misuse
anchora device usually of metal attached to a ship or boat by a cable and cast overboard to hold it in a particular place by means of a fluke that digs into the bottom
epistemologistthe study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity
tarantulaany of various large, typically ground-dwelling, hairy, mygalomorph spiders (family Theraphosidae) of warm regions that possess venomous fangs used to subdue and kill prey (such as insects, centipedes, frogs, and mice) caught by ambush or chase and that construct silk-lined burrows but do not build webs to trap food
jettisonto get rid of as superfluous or encumbering : omit or forgo as part of a plan or as the result of some other decision
tycoona businessperson of exceptional wealth, power, and influence : magnate
ficklemarked by lack of steadfastness, constancy, or stability : given to erratic changeableness